Meet the team

Steve Smith

Commercial Director


Stephen Persaud

Group Customs

Compliance Manager


Steve has worked in Fresca Group companies since 1997 gaining a comprehensive understanding of international supply chains. 


I am very lucky to have travelled extensively throughout my career in fresh produce, meeting some truly inspiring people and businesses along the way.

Working at Fresh Clear has strengthened old relationships and provided the opportunity to build new ones, it is very rewarding to be able to represent innovative importers and exporters from around the world.

Stephen has been a customs broker since 2005, before joining Fresh Clear he worked for an international freight forwarder and then a large UK retailer managing non-food imports.


I hold a level 5 diploma in World Customs Compliance & Regulations and will shortly finish my BSc Hons. degree course in Professional Management Practice specialising in International & Supply Chain Management. As Compliance Manager I am responsible for our interactions with the customs authorities, I also enjoy helping our customers to determine the most efficient way to clear their goods.

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Michelle Disbray

Financial Controller


Michelle is a fully qualified ACCA professional with more than 15 years post qualification experience.


I started my career in general practice and subsequently moved on to finance manager and controller roles within the financial services, healthcare and customs clearance sectors.

I manage our busy team of brokers and the finance function at Fresh Clear, also taking care of ongoing training and development for our dedicated team. 

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Fresca Group Ltd trading as Fresh Clear. Company registered in England & Wales; registration number 05307204.

Registered office: The Fresh Produce Centre, Transfesa Road, Paddock Wood, Kent TN12 6UT

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